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One Young Lady Wants To Make A Real Difference

Winter Parker is a 2017 graduate of Loris High School who began studying at Coastal Carolina College majoring in Athletic Training with a double major in Psychology. All things were looking up for this 19 year old with ambitions and dreams. The dreams remain, however, delayed because of one fateful night in late April of this year when she and her boyfriend, Charles “Bo” Durant II, heard gunfire as they headed back to Bo’s parents home for dinner. Parker said, “Bo forgot his wallet at home, we were going to a movie.” She stated that he called his mother letting …

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Holiday Generosity Abundant

The evergreen glow with twinkling lights with gifts wrapped and set underneath. Children race to see what good old Saint Nicholas has brought them on Christmas Day. This year there were no sad faces on Christmas morning due to the hard work of three generous souls and their volunteers. Johnny Lee, the Santa at the house on the corner, worked diligently gathering gifts for Toys for Tots. His tree was filled with gifts of all sorts to be wrapped and sent to children who might not have anything under the tree. Lee volunteers for the position of Santa each year …

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Donald E. Wright

Donald E. Wright, 79, of Little River died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born on Oct. 21, 1939, in Columbus County, N.C., to George W. and Margaret Ward Wright. Mr. Wright was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by three daughters, Teresa West (Bill), Donna Spencer and Tina Wright; brother, Roger Wright (Shelby); and sister, Shirley Hilburn; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Baptist Church in North Myrtle Beach. Visitation was from 10 …

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Paul E. Weber

Paul E. Weber, 93, of North Myrtle Beach died on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on Aug. 25, 1925, in Roanoke, Va., he was the son of the late Paul S. and Virginia Moore Weber. He was married to the late Ann Cornell Weber for 45 years. Mr. Weber served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. In Greensboro, N.C., he founded in 1959 and operated Merchants and Manufacturers Supply, Inc. for 45 years. He was a ruling Elder in Sedgefield Presbyterian Church. Survivors include …

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Howard ‘Suitcase’ Ray

Howard “Suitcase” Ray, 72, of Loris passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach with his wife by his side. Howard was born in Loris, a son of the late David James Ray and Myrtis Stevens. He was predeceased by one sister, Pearl Tyler. “Suitcase” was a barber for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Patsy of Conway; sisters Carolyn Shelley of Mullins and Faye Alford (Paul) of Aynor; and his dog Oscar. A private graveside service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Conway. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, …

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Lottie Bell Bellamy

Lottie Bell Bellamy entered the presence of the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Lottie was born on April 7, 1931, in Conway, the daughter of the late Sollie and Nellie Jordan. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph “Junior” Bellamy. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers; Lee Jordan, Devon Jordan, Henry Jordan, Perlie Jordan and her sister, Inez Powell. She is survived by her daughters, Cathy Bellamy and Brenda Bellamy. She is also survived by her sisters, Esther Jordan Chresoulis of Conway and Dorothy Benton of Myrtle Beach as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Lottie was a …

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Joe Duffe Graham

Joe Duffe Graham, 64, of Loris passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at his home following an illness. Mr. Graham was born on June 27, 1954, in Loris to Vernon Blake Graham and Mary Elease Cox Graham. He worked with Graham Brothers Farm Supplies in Loris for over thirty years and as a SHEP program supervisor with the SCDOT for over 14 years. Mr. Graham was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Tabor City, N.C. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Graham of the home; his mother, Elease Graham of Loris; step-son, Brian T. Renshaw of Conway; …

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The Bethesda House For Single Mothers Began As A Vision

The Bethesda House for single mothers began only as a vision by local pastor, the Rev. Earl J Spivey Jr. He said he felt God led him to help single mothers and expectant mothers in the area. He followed the calling and retired as a pastor in 2014 after more than 20 years at the pulpit. He described the Bethesda House as a home for single mothers and parental disciple-makers, part of his Great Commission Christian Ministries. Spivey is a lifetime resident of Loris and well known for his Christian kindness and service to the community. As he settled on …

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